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You'll Finally Be Able to Trade in Your Old iPhone

Sources say Apple's first upgrade program is coming

(Newser) - You know that ancient iPhone 4 from 2011 that you're still saddled with? Well, multiple sources tell Bloomberg that you'll soon be able to trade it in for a discount on the shiny and (relatively) new iPhone 5. It's the first time Apple has allowed such a... More »

US Bans Old iPad, iPhone Imports in Patent Brawl

Samsung scores big win in Apple feud

(Newser) - A big win for Samsung in its long-running patent feud with Apple: The US International Trade Commission has banned imports of the AT&T models of older Apple products including the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G after deciding Apple violated a Samsung patent, the Wall Street Journal reports. Newer... More »

S. Korean Court to Apple, Samsung: You're Both Guilty

3-judge panel makes both companies pay minor fine

(Newser) - Samsung did indeed violate one of Apple's patents in making its Galaxy mobile devices—but Apple violated two of Samsung's patents right back, a South Korean court concluded today. A three-judge panel awarded both companies damages that were a lot lower than what they were asking for, and... More »

Coming Soon: Contract-Free iPhone

Cricket to debut pre-paid version, but phone will cost you

(Newser) - We hear you: You've always wanted an iPhone, but you've got commitment issues. You don't want to hop into bed with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon for two whole years. Well, good news: Soon Cricket, a regional carrier owned by Leap Wireless, will be offering a contract-free... More »

iPhone 4S: Siri Is Great, but Is It a Game-Changer?

Walt Mossberg says no, others are more wowed

(Newser) - The iPhone 4S looks exactly like its best-selling predecessor, but it has had a major internal revamp. The big news is that the fifth-generation smartphone "thinks different," thanks to its voice-controlled artificial-intelligence system called Siri. Writing for the Wall Street Journal , Walt Mossberg decides Siri is impressive but... More »

Coming: Cheaper, 8GB iPhone

New phone could be ready within weeks: sources

(Newser) - A cheaper, 8GB iPhone 4 is on its way, and could be available within weeks, reports Reuters . A Korean supplier has reportedly started manufacturing the new flash drive for the phone, say sources. Analysts suspect the plan may be to use this phone as a way to juice sales in... More »

Tech Blogger Won't Face Charges Over iPhone Images

But two men who sold prototype aren't so lucky

(Newser) - Prosecutors said today they will not bring charges against a tech blogger who bought an Apple iPhone prototype after it was found at a bar in March 2010. San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Morley Pitt said charges were not filed against Gizmodo's Jason Chen or other employees, citing... More »

Latest Buzz: New iPhone Is Radical Change

Leaked images reveal major changes, blog says

(Newser) - The next iPhone will be a much more radical departure from the iPhone 4 than Apple-watchers are expecting, according to Mobile Fun . The blog says it has received what it believes are genuine blueprints for the iPhone 5. The new phone, widely expected to be released in September, will have... More »

Apple's iOS Harbors Security Flaw, Germany Warns

Opening infected PDFs could install malware

(Newser) - IPads, iPhones, and iPods are all vulnerable to “critical weaknesses” that could “allow possible attackers to gain administrator rights and get access to the entire system,” Germany’s IT security agency warned today. Clicking on an infected PDF could allow attackers to install malware without your knowledge,... More »

Apple to Release Faster iPhone

It'll have the same processor as the iPad 2

(Newser) - Apple plans to introduce a suped-up iPhone this September, one outfitted with the faster A5 processor found in iPad 2s, sources tell Bloomberg . The phone will also come with an 8-megapixel camera instead of the 5-megapixel model found in the iPhone 4. Cosmetically, however, the device will closely resemble the... More »

Apple Selling Unlocked iPhones

For a mere $649 and a SIM card, you can buck Verizon, AT&T

(Newser) - Sprint and T-Mobile users rejoice! Now you, too, can have an iPhone without switching to AT&T or Verizon—cough, for the low-low price of $649. Apple has quietly begun selling unlocked iPhone 4s for that price online, Apple Insider reports. Pop in an active micro-SIM card and the phone... More »

Wait Is Over: White iPhone 4 Out Within Weeks

Glitches delayed gadget by 10 months

(Newser) - It was supposed to be here 10 months ago—but in the next few weeks Apple will finally release its white iPhone 4, insiders tell Bloomberg . Both AT&T and Verizon will offer the device. Causes for the delay included paint that peeled off when hot and problems with a... More »

Verizon's iPhone Gets the Thumbs Up

Finally, an iPhone you can use ... as a phone

(Newser) - The iPhone 4 has finally arrived on Verizon , and what that means is … now you can actually make successful phone calls on your iPhone. Reviewers give it a thumbs-up:
  • “The Verizon iPhone is nearly the same as AT&T’s iPhone 4—but it doesn’t drop calls.
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Apple Unveils New iPod Touch

It's got dual cameras and upgrades screen, like iPhone 4

(Newser) - Apple announced an upgrade to its iPod Touch today, giving it some of the bells and whistles bestowed upon the iPhone 4. The new version will essentially be an “iPhone without a contract,” Steve Jobs boasted. So yes it’ll have dual front-and-back cameras, capable of shooting video... More »

Go Ahead, Jailbreak Your iPhone: Feds

Copyright Office ruling applies to all mobile devices

(Newser) - Modifying a smartphone to run applications not approved by the manufacturer is not illegal, the US Copyright Office said today—which enthusiasts immediately understood to mean " jailbreaking your iPhone is A-OK." Apple had warned of "copyright infringement, potential damage to the device and other potential harmful physical... More »

Blackberry Maker to Apple: Speak for Yourself

RIM says its smartphones don't have antenna problems

(Newser) - BlackBerry maker RIM begs to differ with Steve Jobs' assertion that all smartphones have antenna problems. Apple is just trying to "distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention," the co-CEOs write in an animated statement. (Read it in full at Crackberry.com... More »

iPhone 4 'Fix': Free Cases!

Unapologetic Jobs says phones aren't perfect

(Newser) - Apple has a solution to what Steve Jobs calls “Antennagate.” No, it’s not going to recall the iPhone 4, but it is going to give each disgruntled user a free case! Jobs seemed just a wee bit unapologetic at a press conference today, kicking things off with... More »

The Curse of the iPhone 4

Is it Steve Jobs' impatience, or an unlucky number?

(Newser) - Is the IPhone 4 cursed? Before you laugh, consider the evidence: Apple's would-be star has been plagued by setbacks including a suicide, misplaced prototypes and, now, the antenna problems the company will address at a news conference today, notes the Los Angeles Times . These problems, they theorize, may have something... More »

Engineer Warned Jobs About iPhone Defect

But Apple ignored concerns to keep svelte design

(Newser) - The iPhone 4’s antenna problems didn’t exactly sneak up on Apple. A top antenna expert warned Steve Jobs early in design that the proposed antenna—a metal strip circling the phone—could lead to dropped calls, a source tells Bloomberg . Later, one of Apple’s carrier partners raised... More »

Apple Holding iPhone 4 Press Conference Friday

Recall rumors fly as conference on troubled smartphone called

(Newser) - Apple has invited the media to a special iPhone 4 press conference this Friday, sparking rumors that a recall may be imminent. The company hasn't said exactly what it plans to discuss at the press conference but the smartphone's much-discussed "death grip" antenna problem is expected to be the... More »

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